Stars' Family Tree Questions Answered

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Condoleezza Rice

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What sobering fact did Rice learn about her grandmother?

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Maggie Gyllenhaal

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What is the origin of the actress' last name?

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Rick Warren

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Just how far back do this mega-church pastor's roots go?

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Robert Downey Jr.

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The Iron Man star had a hunch that his ancestors came across the Atlantic early on in America's history, but just how early did their boat set sail?

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Ruth Simmons

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The Ivy League university president may have learned some new things about her ancestors, but what present-day surprise put it all in perspective?

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Samuel L. Jackson

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Just how far back does the Academy Award-nominated actor's American heritage go?

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Geoffrey Canada

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What unique discovery did the Harlem Children's Zone president and CEO make on Finding Your Roots?

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Sanjay Gupta

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Where are generations of the CNN medical expert's family history buried?

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Martha Stewart

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Where does the lifestyle guru's skill come from?

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